Posted by DS on May 24, 1999 at 12:18:33:
In Reply to: What's My Future? posted by Cindy Brickman on May 24, 1999 at 11:30:34:
I started at 36 and I'm getting close to (eh-hem) 45. I didn't play for three years in there but I got back to it. Make it 6 years of cello playing, anyway. I play in 2 community orchestras - one a novelty-type thing with kids and seniors (easy and fun stuff); the other more serious and, alas - difficult. Once you tap into that music underground you will find places to play and people to play with. Stay with it - you can play for the rest of your life, have some great experiences...it's well worth the committment. There are many people out there with different stories about how they got involved with their instruments as adults. One of my stand partners started at 45; he's 71 now - he's been playing for 25 years+! My other stand partner is a younger man - about 35. He's a doctor, played cello as a kid and struggled to keep at it in med school. Now that his practice is off the ground he's very devoted to the cello. Good luck with your cello.
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